Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Somateria fischeri Common name Spectacled Eider
Population name E Siberia, N & W Alaska
Breeding range Siberian coast E of Lena, N & W Alaska Non-breeding range Bering Sea pack ice
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R115]
WPE 2 1993 1993 200,000 400,000 [R138]
WPE 4 0 0 330,000 390,000 [R397]
WPE 3 0 0 330,000 390,000 [R397]
WPE 5 2006 2011 360,000 400,000 Expert opinion [R1243]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1980 1990 DEC [R115]
WPE 2 1980 1990 DEC [R115]
WPE 4 1994 2004 DEC [T3726] [R740]
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1985 2011 STA [R1245] [R1244] [R1243]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 3000
WPE 4 2006 3600
WPE 3 2002 3600
WPE 5 2012 3800

References

  • R115 - Callaghan, D.A. and Green, A.J. 1993. Wildfowl at risk, 1993. Wildfowl 44: 149-169.
  • R138 - Collar, N.J., Crosby, M.J. and Stattersfield, A.J. 1994. Birds to Watch 2. The World List of Threatened Birds. BirdLife Conservation series No. 4. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. 407 pp.
  • R397 - Larned, W.W. and Tiplady, T. 1997. Late winter population and distribution of spectacled eiders (Somateria fischeri) in the Bering Sea 1996-97. Unpubl. Rep. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • R740 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2004.
  • R1243 - Larned, W., Bollinger, K. and Stehn, R. 2012. Late winter population and distribution of spectacled eiders in the Bering Sea 2009 and 2011. Unpublished report, USFWS, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • R1245 - Larned, W. W., Stehn, R.S. and Platte, R.M. 2010. Waterfowl breeding population survey, arctic coastal plain, Alaska 2010. Unpublished report, USFWS, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • R1244 - Fischer, J. B., R. A. Stehn, and G. Walters. 2011. Nest population size and potential production of geese and spectacled eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska, 1985-2011

Notes

  • T3726 - Trend 1970-2003: DEC according to USFWS breeding population surveys.



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